Since 2011, California Coast Bible College strives to provide the best personal and ministry training possible. We hold to a set of core values that shape our educational objectives and commit us to continually raise the academic and developmental bar.  As a result, we offer the benefit of receiving a degree from the State of California.

Degree Granting Status

California Coast Bible College has been granted exempt status by the State of California to offer a theological ministry degree at the associate level. Currently, the school offers two degrees. A Certificate of Theology degree for students who successfully complete one year of study and earn 32 credits. An Associate of Theology degree for those who successfully complete two years of study and earn 64 credits.

The California Department of Education has determined that California Coast Bible College qualifies for religious exempt status from the Degree-Granting Institutions Act for the Certificate of Theology degree (C.Th.) and the Associate of Theology (A.Th.) degree.

The CDE makes no evaluation of the administration, faculty, business practices, financial condition or quality of the offerings by this institution.


California Coast Bible College serves under the leadership of the governing body of elders at The City Church Ventura. This unique relationship between the college and the local church has been the basis for its strength and effectiveness.  Currently the appropriate accrediting associations do not make sufficient provision for local church governed colleges, thus CCBC has not been able to pursue accreditation. It is however committed to instructional and academic excellence.


All courses and a degree from California Coast Bible College is fully transferable to Portland Bible College. CCBC curriculum was primarily birthed out of Portland Bible College and for several years CCBC functioned as an extension campus of PBC. Many CCBC students have taken their CCBC degree and transferred to PBC to continue their education either on campus or online. PBC offers most of its degrees online at a very affordable price (portlandbiblecollege.org)!

Taxes / 1098T Forms 

Tuition Tax Deductions: CCBC is privately funded and is a non-participating school in federal funding (FAFSA) and therefore DOES NOT qualify for tuition-related tax deductions under the current tax code.

CCBC does not provide 1098T forms. Also, due to privacy laws, we do not e-mail, mail, or fax statements to third parties (parents, churches, sponsors etc).

Student financial statements are available directly on Populi (student portal) under the finance tab. Here's a link to print a statment. For further questions please contact our finance office: finances@californiacoastbiblecollege.org

Again, these statements CANNOT be used for tuition-related tax deductions.


Morning prayer times, when in my first year I had asked previous graduates if they could give me one piece of advice what would it be? They told me to never miss prayer times no matter how tired or sick you felt. Now as a graduate of CCBC, I will say this is true. Prayer times for me were the most impactful. It was in these times when I got to experience and begin to live a life of worship, and tuning in to the Holy Spirit. It is because of times like this that now when I enter into life outside of these times, I know how to tap into this necessary lifeline, because it became something I needed on a daily basis.

Bri Balke


California Coast Bible College is training for the race of a lifetime. This program equips you with the necessary tools to grow in your journey with Christ and prepare you for His work. It is engaging in soul-training by weekly prayer and worship, and dynamic lectures from instructors who love God, His Word and impart their knowledge and anointing on you. It is serving in the local church and gaining God's heart for people. It is taking the gospel out and being a voice to this generation.

Liz Carrillo


"You can have as much of God as you want, how much you get is up to you". Those words were some of the first I heard three years ago when I left all I knew to come be a part of a program that would forever change my life. I had spent 18 years running from a God that loved me relentlessly; however, now I found myself at the start of a new adventure, one where I started chasing Him back. California Coast Bible College gave me an environment where I found who God really was, and in finding Him I found who I was really meant to be.

Anne Leonard


When I first stepped foot in Ventura, I had no idea what I was walking in to. But without fail, this program radically changed my life. I wasn't fortunate enough to come from a Christian home, but that didn't stop God from grabbing hold of my heart. When I got to California, it's almost as if God was saying "Finally, kid, you heard Me." I fell in love with this perfect beach town, my apartment of 7 girls who will all be in my wedding, every Pastor who poured countless hours into my life, and most importantly I fell more in love with my Savior.

Taylor Kenyon


I was set on getting my bachelor's degree and never would have thought that I would do CCBC or any Bible college, but God put it on my heart to dedicate nine months completely to Him. He revealed to me that growing in my relationship with Him and as a leader would prepare me for whatever field I end up in, whether it be ministry or in the secular world. CCBC truly prepares you for life and shows you that walking with God daily is essential. Even if you know you aren't called to full time ministry, CCBC helps to set an amazing foundation for your life!

Jessica Madrid


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